This 28′ Ditchburn won a 2015 ACBS Platinum Preserved Antique Runabout Award.

John N. and Rebecca Allen entered this Ditchburn in the judged class of Preserved Antique Runabouts Over 22 ft.

ACBS defines preserved boats as those containing at least 60% of their original deck and topsides material. They are constructed using the same methods and materials as the original. Bottom replacement is expected in order for the boat to be serviceable but the method of replacement must duplicate the original.

Allens are members of the  Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes Chapter of ACBS who hosted the 2015 Annual ACBS Meeting and International Boat Show  at Gull Lake, Minnesota.  Here is a list of the 2015 Boat Show Winners. In the coming weeks, this website will continue to show pictures of the 2015 winning boats.

Photography credit goes to Forrest Bryant, editor for the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.

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